• Howard Gallagher

HVAC Safety Tips

Your HVAC System works year round to keep your home comfortable. It works particularly hard during the warmer months. Your HVAC System can also pose a threat to homes and families if simple and proper care isn’t taken. Remember, HVAC systems require gas and electricity to run and, while they are designed to run safely and without an issue, there are still potential risks as with any home appliance. Here is safety tips that every homeowner should keep in mind when using your HVAC System.

Keep Your Area Clean

HVAC related fires are common. Keep area around your HVAC unit clean. Keep flammable material like boxes and paper away from your unit.We suggest storing those items in another room altogether.When it comes to preventing fire, it isn’t just keeping flammable items away from your unit, it’s also being more mindful of their vapors. Vapors from these liquids can affect your system. Just like other flammable objects, we recommend storing flammable liquids safely in another room.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon Monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas. It is toxic and can seep into your home. Carbon Monoxide Detectors should be in your home. They should be tested regularly.According to the CDC, more than 20,000 people visit the emergency room each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide detectors can be the first line of defense in regards to protecting your family from carbon monoxide.

Spring Tune-Up

Early spring/summer, you should have a professional HVAC technician come to your home and give your system a tune-up. This is to keep your HVAC system working at high efficiency.